How to deal with a shaking image in PlayStation VR

ew things will ruin a VR experience quite as thoroughly as a shaking virtual environment. You’re standing perfectly still, and the rest of the world is wobbling back and forth. It’s a quick trip to being nauseated and not wanting to touch VR again anytime soon. Sony has worked hard to ensure head tracking in PlayStation VR is solid enough to avoid any kind of nausea for most people, but every VR headset can occasionally lose tracking.

Here’s how to avoid a shaking image in PlayStation VR.

Be mindful of the boundaries

PlayStation VR relies on a pair of cameras to determine your position in the room. Those cameras use the lights on the front of your headset to measure how far away from the camera you are, and that setup has a reliability distance of 6 feet. Sony floats a warning when you exceed that 6ft line so you don’t experience any significant problems, but if you’re right on that 6ft line you’ll notice occasional instability.

The key to avoiding this is to walk back until you see the floating message, and then take a single step forward. If your seat is located on the 6ft line, you’ll want to slide it forward an inch or two. This also stops you from seeing the floating warning when you lean back or turn around to get something behind you while still in VR.

Adjust Tracking Lights

Whether you were cleaning and accidentally moved the camera or someone ran in front of you while setting up, small tracking issues can be fixed with recalibration inside the PlayStation 4 menu.

  1. Go to Settings in the PlayStation menu.
  2. Select Devices from the Settings menu.
  3. Select PlayStation VR from the Devices menu.
  4. Select Adjust Tracking Lights.
  5. Complete all three adjustment procedures.

Once you’ve completed recalibration, your headset will be just as accurate as every headset should be after initial setup. Enjoy!

Sony Offering a 25% Discount off of a 12 Month PlayStation Plus Membership

PlayStation Days of Play sale is NOW ON

While downloadable games and PS Plus memberships on sale until 21 June at PlayStation Store. Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Nioh, Battlefield 1, Grand Theft Auto V and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands will all feature.

So if you haven’t had a chance to play the latest blockbuster or want to try out something new, now is the time. PS4 owners and those new to the console can expect to see the following deals across a wide range of participating retailers.

WHAT’S ON SALE IN THE DAYS OF PLAY OFFER

  • 500GB PS4 consoles with Horizon Zero Dawn for £199.99 for one day only*
  • 500GB PS4 consoles with an extra DUALSHOCK®4 and a range of games to choose from, for £249.99**. 1TB also available for £299.99**
  • PS4 Pro with Horizon Zero Dawn and WipEout Omega Collection for £349.99**
  • PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera, VR Worlds and Farpoint (software only) for £349.99**
  • PlayStation Plus 12 month memberships for £29.99** for the first year
  • A choice of one DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller in a range of colours for £39.99**
  • Nacon Revolution Pro, the Official Licensed Controller for PS4 and PS4 Pro, for £69.99**
  • Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 for £44.99*, Platinum Wireless Headset for £99.99**

Best Zombie PS3 Games

Zombies. Those damn things will never die. IIf there is one thing in the world of video games, it is zombies that will last forever. There’s hardly a game that doesn’t feature some sort of undead menace somewhere, be it as one among many enemy types in the main game or hidden away in a secret multiplayer mode. Zombies are everywhere. Everyone loves to kill them. And with good reason.

First, they are already dead. So why feel bad for killing what is already dead? Second, uh, they’re out to eat you. Don’t need much more of an excuse for bashing some zombie heads in than that. Third, well they smell. Also they probably ate your best friends.

In this entry, we deal with those games that deal with the zombie apocalypse exclusively. The undead are out and roaming the land, and you have to survive. That kind of a deal. So keep a trusty shotgun ready and your chainsaws oiled. Here are the best zombie games you can find on the Playstation 3.

In this entry, we deal with those games that deal with the zombie apocalypse exclusively. The undead are out and roaming the land, and you have to survive. That kind of a deal. So keep a trusty shotgun ready and your chainsaws oiled. Here are the best zombie games you can find on the Playstation 3.

Some Must Have PS3 Accessories

The PS3 uses the latest technology in order to provide the best performance. However, in order to achieve the maximum performance there are some PS3 accessories that you must have. These are some of the must have PS3 accessories.

You will most certainly need games to play on your PS3. However, the PS3 comes with no games already installed. This makes games a must have PS3 accessory. Without any games to play the only thing that you can do is watch the only movie that comes with the PS3 which is Talladega Nights on Blu Ray. You can watch movies on television, you got a PS3 to play games.

You need to have your PS3 connected to the Internet to take full advantage of the console. The most enjoyable games are all played in the Internet. Therefore, a home router is a must have PS3 accessory. You need the platform on the Internet for maximum intrigue. Sony promises to provide you with the least amount of stress and the best playing experience with the PS3. These days, you can communicate with other gamers, have access to some great multimedia content, download free demonstration games, and play some games on the Internet for free. This experience is difficult to achieve without a connection to the Internet.

The PS3 is a high definition console in every respect. However, the PS3 only comes with an audio/video cable. This cable can’t provide the necessary high resolutions when watching movies or playing games. This makes an HDMI cable a must have PS3 accessory. You will need this cable in order to achieve the best possible performance of your PS3. The HDMI cable will provide you with superb sound and high definition quality. You can connect to an HDTV with only one wire with this cable. The cost of this PS3 accessory is somewhere between $20 and $100.

The PS3 only comes with one controller although it will support as many as seven wireless controllers. In order to increase your enjoyment by playing multiplayer games, you will need some additional controllers. There are many different controllers to choose from. This makes additional controllers a must have PS3 accessory. It is recommended that you base your decision with regard to how many additional controllers to buy on your persona requirements while staying within your budget. The cost for additional controllers is somewhere between $40 and $50 each.

Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition: Toy Box Speedway Review

Don’t get Toy Box Speedway for story. Get it because you enjoy racing and kart games. As a kart racer, Toy Box Speedway is a huge success. It’s the best racing experience that you can find in Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. Heck, it’s the best racing the entire franchise has had, and a large part of that is due to the amazing tracks. There isn’t a single bad track included, and the Toy Box Game actually makes me wish that it had just a bit more. What was previously the weakest part of Disney Infinity 3.0 for me, has now been strengthened thanks to Toy Box Speedway.

The Positives

  • You’re getting a really good amount of franchise-themed tracks to race in here — 9 to be specific. There are tracks for Sugar Rush (Wreck-It Ralph), Frozen, Tatooine (Star Wars), San Fransokyo (Big Hero 6), Agrabah, Monsters Inc., Halloween Town (Nightmare Before Christmas), Gravity Falls, and Marvel’s Knowhere.

  • You’re not going to just be participating in a standard race. There are three different game modes — Time Trial, Race mode and Combat mode (think Mario Kart) that gives you various weapons to utilize. There are three different difficulties where you can earn different trophies. And with Race mode, you can take part in three different Grand Prix, each consisting of three race tracks.

  • The Race tracks are impeccably designed. Whereas creating your own track in Disney Infinity might give you fits where you get stuck or constantly go off-track, the tracks here resolve most of those problems.

  • The tracks also feel like the franchise they’re representing. They each have music, sound effects, and items and locations you’ll recognize from their franchise. My favorite was Halloween Town (maybe it’s the time of the year), which had Oogie Boogie’s big spinning roulette wheel, the shooting cowboy slot machines and more. But all of the tracks are amazing.

  • It really is a great solution for those looking to add a kart racer to Disney Infinity.

  • There’s a solid tutorial in the race arena serving as this Toy Box Game’s hub. It’ll teach you the basics, like drifting, boosts and controls. There are also rings to collect in the arena, which will require jumping and boosting.

Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations Review

From the start, it would have been appropriate to show cautious optimism by reason of track record, and following my time with Adventure Time: Finn & Jake Investigations, cautious optimism is still an appropriate course of action. Investigations doesn’t possess fresh ideas, but there are moments that make the experience an enjoyable one. It’s just too bad they aren’t the majority. While I would advise against spending top dollar, there’s an amusing but flawed experience to be had in Investigations that, if nothing else, will provide a few laughs.

The Positives

  • Investigations has a surprisingly sizable campaign, with five cases for a combined playtime of anywhere from 10 to 12 hours. Each case follows a three-act format, complete with quirky title cards that help ground the experience.
  • Gameplay consistently involves a mix of completing quests for world inhabitants and combining items you’ve found on your search. Consequently, it’s rare for players to not know what’s expected of them on a surface level, even if the solutions themselves may require outside-the-box thinking.
  • The game does a fair job of injecting dialogue sequences with what the franchise is known for — humour stemming from puns, jokes between characters and the way in which messages are delivered tonally. The best moments help diffuse focused quest-seeking behaviour that would transpire to the exclusion of a casual mindset.

  • Many of Ice King’s expressions make the mood light (even while what he’s saying might not be described in the same way), and Investigations would certainly be worse off without him sourly vocalizing his “relationship inadequacy” and so on.
  • The script isn’t disposable, often integrating Adventure Time lore as seasoning to already enjoyable interactions. That, plus well-done voice acting, makes for a great combination that strengthens the game’s whole.
  • There’s a good mix of outdoor and indoor environments that players visit over the course of the campaign, including Bubblegum Kingdom, Ice King’s Palace and Castle Lemongrab. And the further you progress, the better the locations get, both visually and in terms of interaction opportunities.
  • Considering this is the first Adventure Time game to explore 3D environments, Investigations presents pleasing environments that, while without notable effects or visual touches, effectively consider the source material and are arranged in such a way that even non-fans can explore without being taken out of the experience by visual drawbacks.

The Negatives

  • There are several weak points in the script that counter moments of comedic build-up. Foremost of these is the default behaviour exhibited by the duo after completing quests, which becomes automatic to the point that it rarely adds and in fact sometimes detracts from moments that would otherwise be memorable.
  • The interface used to interact with characters and the environment feels clunky in the initial stages. As you approach interaction points, a visual cue will appear on-screen next to Finn indicating which of the four face buttons can be used. L and R will change your active item, while pressing Left or Right on the +Control Pad will pull up your entire collection to facilitate combinations with Y and X. There’s a general feeling that the controls could have been more user-friendly, even though the visual cues were included with that aim.

Want to play PlayStation games without owning a console?

There’s around 400 PS3 titles to choose from, with the service set to continue expanding to embrace PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PSP titles. I imagine PS Vita will eventually join that list, too. It’s not cheap though, costing $19.99 for a month of $44.99 for 3 months. However, soon you’ll be able to save some cash by not being forced to buy a console to access the service.

Sony has announced that PlayStation Now is being made available on Windows PCsacross Europe and North America. To enhance the experience and make it feel like you’re playing the games on a PlayStation, Sony is also releasing a DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter for $24.99. It will allow all the features of a DualShock 4 controller to work while playing on a PC.

Here’s the recommended PC spec for running the service

  • Windows 7 (SP1), 8.1 or 10
  • 3.5GHz Intel Core i3 or 3.8GHz AMD A10 or faster
  • 300MB or more; 2GB or more of RAM
  • Sound card; USB port
  • Minimum 5Mbps connection
  • Wired Internet connection suggested for optimal experience

Removing the need to own PlayStation hardware in order to play PlayStation games may seem a little counter-intuitive to Sony’s gaming business. But PlayStation Now is a very long-term play. We are going to reach a point in the not-too-distant future where dedicated games consoles simply don’t make sense anymore. By introducing PlayStation Now and regularly updating the selection of games it offers, Sony likely won’t care when that day comes due to very healthy subscription revenue from hundreds of thousands of gamers.

Top 5 Best PS3 games

COD4: Modern Warfare

Whatever you think of COD’s current state, theres no denying that Modern Warfare was a watershed moment for games. Not only did it revive the tired FPS genre, and transform Call of Duty from ok shooter into OMG shooter, it set a benchmark for multiplayer gaming and provided an incredible, 8 hour rollercoaster of a story that few have matched since. The ghillie suit stage, the opening scenes on the tanker, that ending – Modern Warfare is stuffed full of memorable moments.

And guess what: it has aged really well. While subsequent Call of Duty games have attempted to build on Modern Warfare, making the action ever more bombastic, this stands as an exercise in stripped back, streamlined entertainment. There’s no fluff here, just 8 hours of smooth FPS action that still outclasses all its imitators.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Old Snake may have a creaky back and snarl even more than he used to, but he’s still got it where it counts. MGS4 is still a technical showcase for PS4, just as MGS2 was for PS2 before it. But, crucially, it uses the advancements in technology to better its gameplay. The camouflage suit, in particular, is not only fun to use but useful in the tense stealth situations you find yourself in.

You could criticise Kojima and his team for making the storyline too complex and movie-like (especially in terms of the length of its cut-scenes), but the cast of characters and bosses are all memorable, and there’s no denying the drama at the game’s conclusion. However, had one scene in particular ended the other way, this would likely be even higher up this list. Still essential gaming if you own a PS3.

Resistance 3

The Resistance series went from decent launch game to disappointing sequel to FPS masterpiece over the course of the PS3’s lifespan. Its a shame then, that Resistance 3  – the FPS masterpiece from the first sentence – signaled the end of the series. There’s something so utterly right about R3. It’s the way the alternate-reality ’50s setting combines with the mad, yet satisfying, alien weaponry, and mixes in with the heart-warming story of a father protecting his family that makes this game a stand-out.

Each stage is well pitched too – there are few, if any, weak moments – and the combat is slicker than a gull plucked from the gulf of Mexico. Every time you think you’ve got it nailed, the story throws another situation or problem at you, forcing you to adapt and explore the game’s versatility even further. Which you’ll gladly do to bring Joe Capelli’s sad, hopeful tale to its thrilling conclusion.

Tokyo Jungle

You’d be forgiven for overlooking Tokyo Jungle; the game looks like a B-grade title, with blurry textures and blocky models throughout. But you don’t play Tokyo Jungle for the graphics – you play it so you can control a pack of beagles taking on a lion. You play it to dress a giraffe in silly hats. You play it because Tokyo Jungle is an addictive roguelike, constantly offering new surprises and challenging you to perfect your routes through an abandoned city as you hunt for food and mates to keep your species alive. Its simple gameplay and plethora of unlockable animals means you’ll get the hang of things quickly, but constantly be striving to get that next piece of the puzzle.

Batman: Arkham City

How do you make the best superhero game of all time better? You add a whole lot more of it, and drop all of that into one of the best-realised open-world cities ever seen in a game. Smartly choosing fidelity, personality and meaningful design over sheer scale for scale’s sake, Rocksteady’s quarantined chunk of Gotham is one of the most striking, affecting and most entirely purposeful environments seen in an entire generation. Letting the empowering yet perfectly balanced mechanics of the first game really fly, literally and figuratively, Arkham Citys structure is an equally grand victory in both gameplay and aesthetic terms.

But just as importantly, it never dominates or detracts from what made Arkham Asylum great. The same mix of intelligent, creative sandbox stealth and taxing, thrilling, almost musical combat still underpins everything, and is even better than it ever was before. That Arkham City also plays host to a Batman story dark, dramatic and entirely epic enough to stand up in any medium is just the icing on the utility cake.